A Bounty of Saturday Stakes and Kentucky Derby Points

March 27, 2021

A buffet of stakes, including one from Jeff Ruby Steaks with 170 Kentucky Derby points, are offered up this weekend with All-stakes ten-race card at Aqueduct and a 14-race card with ten stakes, six graded, at Gulfstream Park including the Grade I Curlin Florida Derby Presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms at Xalapa, also worth 170 Ky. Derby points. Check out all of the action below. 

The Derby leaderboard got shaken up after last weekend with Hot Rod Charlie moving way ahead with 110 points, thanks to his Louisiana Derby win, followed by Midnight Bourbon with 66 and Greatest Honour with 60. Right behind is Mandaloun with 52 and are Concert Tour, Helium and Weyburn tied with 50 points each. Greatest Honour starts in the Florida Derby and has a chance to pick up some major points. 

There are six more Derby prep races, five in the U.S. and one in Europe, four carrying major points. We won’t know who’s going to the big show until the last race has run. 

Saturday, March 27

AQUEDUCT 10-race card, first post 1:20 p.m. ET

▪ Videogenic S $55K, 4&up f/m, 6f, dirt, R1, 1:20 p.m. ET post

▪ Caixa Eletronica $80K, 4&up, 7f, dirt, R2, 1:50 p.m. ET post

▪ Xtra Heat S $75K, 4&up f/m, 6.5f, dirt, R3, 2:20 p.m. ET post

▪ Kelly Kip S $55K, 4&up, 6f, dirt, R4, 2:50 p.m. ET post

▪ Belle Gallantey $45K, 4&up f/m, 7f, dirt, R5, 3:30 p.m. ET post

▪ Peeping Tom S $70K, 4&up, 6.5f, dirt, R6, 3:52 p.m. ET post

▪ More to Tell S $60K, 4&up, 8f, dirt, R7, 4:24 p.m. ET post

▪ Sis City S $60K, 4&up f/m, 8f, dirt, R8, 5:00 p.m. ET post

▪ Stud Muffin $75K, 4&up, 11f, dirt, R9, 5:34 p.m. ET post

▪ Dads Caps $45K, 4&up, 7f, dirt, R10, 6:10 p.m. ET post

FAIR GROUNDS 11-race card, 1:00 p.m. CT first post

▪ Shantel Lanerie Memorial S $60K, 4&up f/m, 8.32f, dirt, R2, 1:29 p.m. CT post

▪ Star Guitar S $60K, 4&up, 8.5f, dirt, R11, 5:50 p.m. CT post

FONNER 10-race card, 1:30 p.m. CT first post

▪ Pepsi S $15K, 3yo f, 6f, dirt, R6, 3:45 p.m. CT post

GULFSTREAM PARK 14-race card, first post 11:30 a.m. ET

▪ Sanibel Island Presented by US Foods S $100K, 3yo, 8f, turf, R3, 12:28 p.m. ET post

▪ Sand Springs S $100 K, 4&up  f/m, 8.5f, turf, R4, 12:57 p.m. ET post

▪ Sir Shackleton S $100K, 4&up, 7f, dirt, R5, 1:27 p.m. ET post

▪ Kitten’s Joy Appleton S (G3T) $100K, 4&up, 8f, turf, R6, 1:57 p.m. ET post

▪ Ghostzapper S (G3) $100K, 4&up, 9f, dirt, R8, 2:57 p.m. ET post

▪ Pan American Presented by Rood & Riddle S (G2T) $200K, 4&up, 12f, turf, R10, 4:09 p.m. ET post

▪ Cutler Bay S $100K, 43yo, 8f, turf, R11, 4:43 p.m. ET post

▪ Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) $200K, 3yo f, 8.5f, dirt, R12, 5:57 p.m. ET post

▪ Orchid S (G3T) $100K, 4&up f/m, 11f, turf, R13, 5:55 p.m. ET post

▪ Curlin Florida Derby (G1) $750K, 3yo, 9f, dirt, R14, 6:04 p.m. ET post

100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby Points

1. Nova Rags, Junior Alvarado, Bill Mott 1211

2. Quantum Leap, Miguel Vasquez, Ian Wilkes, 20-1

3. Jirafales, Edgard Zayas, Gustavo Delgado, 30-1

4. Southern Passage, Corey Lanerie, Dale Romans, 30-1

5. Known Agenda, Irad Ortiz, Jr., Todd Pletcher, 5-1

6. Sigiloso, Leonel Reyes, Antonio Sano, 30-1

7. Greatest Honour, Jose Ortiz, Shug McGaughey, 6/5

8. Soup and Sandwich, John Valezquez, Mark Casse, 20-1

9. Collaborate, Tyler Gaffalione, Saffie Joseph, 6-1

10. Speilberg, Javier Castellano, Bob Baffert, 4-1

11. Papetu, Emisael Jamamillio, Antonio Sano, 15-1

Tiz the Law wins the 2020 Florida Derby



▪ Nikkei Sho (G2T) $1,383K, 4&up, 1.2f, turf


▪ Mainichi Hai (G3T) $780K, 3yo, 8f, turf

MEYDAN 9-race card

▪ UAE Derby $750K, 3yo, 9.5f, dirt, R5, 10:05 a.m. ET post 

100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby Points

1. El Patriota (URU), Vagner Leal, A Cintra Pereira, 2-1

2. Ambivalent, Luis Saez, Doug O’Neill, 8-1

3. Fire Group, Antonio Fresu, M Al Mheiri, 12-1

4. France Go De Ina, Joel Rosario, H Mori, 5-1

5. Lugamo, Oisin Murphy, Antonio Sano, 5-1

6. Mouheeb, Ryan, Curatolo, N Bachalard, 3-1

7. New Treasure (IRE), Frankie Dettori, J Gosden, 13-1

8. Panadol, Mickael Barzalona, S bin Ghadayer, 6-1

9. Pink Kamehameha (JPN), Keita Tosaki, H Mori, 14-1

10. Rebel’s Romance, William Buick, C Appleby, 11-1

11. Speight’spercomete, Patrick Dobbs, D Watson, Even

12. Takeru Pegasus (JPN), Ryan Moore, Y Kato, 7-1

13. Mnasek, Sam Hitchcott, D Watson, 4-1

14. Soft Whisper (IRE), Patrick Cosgrave, S bin Suroor, 9-1

Plus Que Parfait wins the Dubai World Cup 2019 UAE Derby 

OAKLAWN 11-race card, 1:00 p.m. CT first post

▪ Nodouble Breeders’ S $150K, 3&up S, 6f, dirt, R10, 5:52 p.m. CT post

SANTA ANITA 9-race card, 1:10 p.m PT first post

▪ Santa Ana S (G3T) $100K, 4&up f/m, 10f, turf, R9, 5:25 p.m. PT post

TURF PARADISE  12-race card, 1:10 p. ET first post 

▪ Rushaway S 100K, 3yo, 8.5f, AW, R6, 3:40 p.m. ET post

▪ Latonia S $100K, 4&up f/m, 8f, AW, R7, 4:10 p.m. ET post

▪ Animal Kingdom S $75K, 3yo, 6.5f, AW, R8, 4:40 p.m. ET

▪ TwinSpires Kentucky Cup Classic $150K, 4&up, 9f, dirt, R9, 5:10 p.m. ET post

▪ Bourbonette Oaks $150K, 3yo f, 8f, AW, R10, 5:45 p.m. ET post

50–20–10–5 Kentucky Oaks points

Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) $250K, 3yo, 9f, AW, R11, 6:25 p.m. ET post

100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby Points

1. Like the King (Drayden Van Dyke, Wesley Ward)

2. Hush of a Storm (Gonzalez, Morey)

3. King’s Ovation (Albin Jiminez, Dale Romans)

4. Awesome Gerry (Martin Garcia, Saffie Joseph Jr.)

5. Sainthood (Gerardo Corrales, Todd Pletcher)

6. Smiley Sobotka (Declan Cannon, Romans)

7. Tarantino (Geroux, Brisset)

8. Moonlite Strike (Rafael Hernandez, Joseph)

9. Hard Rye Guy (Brian Hernandez Jr. Ian Wilkes)

10. Gretzy the Great (Landeros, Casse)

11. Dyn O Mite (Deshawn Parker, Keith Desormeaux)

12. Hockey Dad (Rafael Bejarano, Doug O’Neill)

Field Pass wins the 2020 Jeff Ruby Steaks

Kentucky Derby Leaderboard 

Rank – Horse – Points

1 – Hot Rod Charlie – 110

2 – Midnight Bourbon – 66

3 – Greatest Honour – 60

4 – Mandaloun – 52

5 – Concert Tour – 50

6 – Helium – 50

7 – Weyburn – 50

8 – Essential Quality – 40

9 – Proxy – 34

10 – Medina Spirit – 34

11 – O Besos – 25

12 – Hidden Stash – 22

13 – Hozier – 20

14 – Crowded Trade – 20

15 – Keepmeinmind – 18

16 – Spielberg – 17

17 – Rombauer – 14

18 – Capo Kane – 12

19 – Papetu – 11

20 – Moonlite Strike – 11

April Kentucky Derby Prep Races

April  1

Cardinal Condition Stakes

Chelmsford City


April 3

Blue Grass



Santa Anita Derby

Santa Anita Park


Wood Memorial



April 10

Arkansas Derby

Oaklawn Park





Information: BloodHorse, Equibase and Kentucky Derby. Click on links for Equibase card for each track. 

All times Eastern unless otherwise noted. All times, entries and odds are subject to change. 

Information compiled by Maribeth Kalinich, Editor

Photo: Hot Rod Charlie won the Louisiana Derby and collected 100 points. (Hodges Photography/Lou Hodges, Jr.)

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